I think the fear of the unknown is the worse thing. This time next week I will have had my first specialist appointment and hopefully a better idea of what is ahead of us.
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12-03-2013 20:41 #11Member
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12-03-2013 20:51 #12
Ivf is scary to think about but once you do that first needle it all gets easier!
We are 25 so quite young for ivf we had a early mc then fell with this buba I'm currently 26+4.
Good luck you will be fine!! Ask all your questions and call your nurses anytime they are great
13-03-2013 06:06 #13Junior Member
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Hi Ladies, Sorry ive been MIA. We have been to our appointment & it was so overwhelming. It was so good to finally have answers and know the right information, im pretty impatient so was googling alot before out appoint.
We have decided to start our first my next cycle, which is early april, We are getting excited but also very nervous. Im super glad to hear the needles arnt all that bad, although i would have a thousand needles if it meant we could have a baby. I knew we werent the only ones going through this all but im so glad to find a nice bunch of ladies who are also going through the same thing. My family is super supportive and ive only told a few friends as we want to keep it to ourselves until we get a BFP! how did everyone go with getting the needles and working? I work in a comercial kitchen, make coffees, lift heavy stuff (which ive been told NONO!) did they make you sick at all? Doc has told me the 3 weeks after the implantation is pretty important to chill, so im planning on only working a few days. any more advise?
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13-03-2013 06:57 #14
I was only sick 24 hrs before egg pick up, a combination of nerves and hormones and bloating lol. But the needles to the tummy are fine my evening ones were easy the morning ones in the last part of the cycle stung for a few seconds after but that's it
13-03-2013 06:59 #15
My husband does my needles, I can't look at them but they are okay 😊
You will need your family & friends as on this journey the highs are high & the lows are low & it can really take a toll on you & DH but even those around you at times.
If you can afford not to work as much, that's great! Just keep yourself distracted!
01-03-2014 16:02 #16
DH and I have just started our first round of IVF through Genea. Today is my second day of injections. At the moment I am just injecting 300 ug of Gonal-f every morning around the same time each morning. So far all I have noticed is a dull headache, which is bearable just annoying if anything. I do the injections myself, they don't hurt at all (so far). Will also have to start injecting 250 ug of Centrotide after Tuesday morning. Not looking forward to those injections as I have to mix the liquid with the power in the separate vile then inject mixed fluid back into syringe and inject that into my tummy. Then back to see Genea for my first scan/ultra sound Wednesday morning to see how it is all going.
One thing I am conscious of is making sure I keep drinking heaps of water as the nurses told me to double what I would usually drink. Which makes sense as your body is trying to process all this extra hormones so the more water the easier it will be to flush out the stuff the body doesn't need.
We have only told our immediate family about our IVF. I am also luck to have two friends who have already been through IVF - both now have gorgeous babies as a result, to talk to if I have any questions or issues only they can understand I'm dealing with. I also told my boss only yesterday. He was very supportive and happy for me. He asked what the process involves and if there is anything he can do to assist the process is as un-stressful as possible. I feel very lucky to have such an understanding boss as not all are like this.
Wishing you and your DH all the luck in the universe!
03-03-2014 09:49 #17Junior Member
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We are new to IVF as well .. My DH and i are looking to start in July have our appointment with FS again in May to decide whats going on and when..It defiantly is a nerve wracking experience that's for sure so much to know...I'm one of those people that has to know everything about the process im undertaking so its kinda driving me insane at the moment...Sometimes i wish i could just go with the flow but i need to know what to expect High's and Low's!!
Goodluck to us all!!
13-03-2014 20:42 #18Member
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We have also just started our first cycle of IVF. I am at Day 10 now, so have been injecting for a few days. I did them myself and I haven't had an issue really. A little throbbing afterwards, but that disappeared pretty quick. The past day or two I have had some bloating, sore breasts and tender ovaries.
I had my first scan on day 9 and I have six follies, but they are still a bit small. I have another scan tomorrow, so hopefully they have grown and we can have the retrieval next week.
I understand how you feel, so many emotions. I am excited because I know something is finally happening, but still anxious as you are always worried that it isn't working or won't work.
All the nurses at my clinic have been amazing and I feel like I am ringing and asking them questions all the time, but they have been amazing!
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